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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The relationship between teacher induction and teacher satisfaction, Charles A. Kyle

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Implementing social and emotional learning standards in a high school setting : a case study, Kimberly Melton Lechner

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High school science teachers' interpretations and perceptions of reform and literacy in the discipline of science, Rachel A. Lesinski-Roscoe

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Relationships among principal leadership behaviors, teachers' motivation, and teacher job satisfaction, Thomas C. Lind

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Portraits of low-income African-American mothers' involvement in suburban schools, Rachael Loeb Batchu Mahmood

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The development of a new comprehensive measure of school climate and associations with school leadership, Christopher J. Maier

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An examination of vocabulary acquisition by kindergarten English learners, Judith L. Matuszewski

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The impact of the Microsoft Office PowerPoint program on students with medical conditions in a home and hospital program, Vicky McClure

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Teaching multiplication facts during physical education : the effects on third-grade student academic development and on teacher perception, William Dale McGuire

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Influence of school librarians as change agents : strategies using the power of digital tools for creating change, Sara Meyer

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Exploration of the lived experiences of chronic pain sufferers : an interpretative phenomenological investigation, Margo Danielle Milano

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A utility-value intervention : will it help Hispanic parents to motivate their adolescents in mathematics?, Margaret Molenda-Lesniak

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Developing champions in the classroom : a critical examination of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's division I's policies and procedures for academic success, Randi Napientek

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Voices of Latina/o parents : sending a child to college, Karla Neal

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The relationship between advanced placement course completion and college readiness, John Novak

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Students' attitudes and perceptions about writing : what do they think?, Michelle L. Olson

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A multiple case study : gauging the effects of poverty on school readiness amongst preschoolers, Melissa J. Onesto

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Educational journey of first generation, foreign-born immigrant students in the U.S. : transnational experiences and the role of cultural capital in pursuing higher education, Gulshirin Orazova

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Core leadership practices or prior classroom teaching experience and their value when hiring building principals, Patti Palagi

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Does evaluation affect teacher self-efficacy? : a qualitative investigation into the effects of evaluation on teachers' sense of efficacy, Anthony J. Palmisano

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School counselor clinical supervision : an exploration of relationships between supervision training, professional experience, professional identity, and site supervisor self-efficacy, Tracy Peed

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The art of transformational leadership : a study of Sun Tzu's strategic philosophy applied to managing civil service employees, Jesus N. Perez

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Development of the Self-Directed Learning for Exercise Scale (SDLES) and the Education Resource Assessment (ERA), Tim Piper

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"Invisible knapsacks" in education : an autoethnography of privilege and power dynamics in higher education, Elyzia Powers

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Teachers' strategies for involving parents in the development of their children's literacy skills, Sadia Qamar

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Rapport-development practices of outstanding college faculty, Robert A. Remedi

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Augmented reality (AR) : a school library app to engage high school reluctant readers to read for pleasure, Kai Rush

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Principals' perceptions of working with suburban elementary students from poverty, Kathryn M. Schafermeyer

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A study of first-grade teachers using instructional technology for literacy instruction : the contributing factors, Teresa C. Schneider

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An investigation of elementary school principals' self-efficacy beliefs, their goal expectations of student achievement, and their impact on student achievement, Paul D. Schrik Sr.

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College students and the stigma of developmental reading : examining students' experiences, perceptions and academic performance, J. Schwartz

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Education impacts of zero-tolerance expulsions on now-incarcerated individuals, John D. Suarez

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Parental self-efficacy and parenting practices in parents of young children with and without disabilities in physical development, Myung Ha Sur

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Principal motivation in the era of accountability, Matthew Vosberg

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The effect of whole-language ICALL programs on student achievement scores, Jeffrey Ware

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Exploring the transition experiences of first generation adult learners to undergraduate education : a qualitative case study, Russell D. Wartalski

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School librarians' self-efficacy in the multiple literacies : a mixed-methods study, Kristina J. Weber

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The cardiovascular and metabolic effects of high-intensity interval training with and without high-altitude simulation and either with and without high-concentration oxygen recovery assistance, Frank Wojan

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The effects of postactivation potentiation on subsequent 40-yard sprint performance in 16- to 23-year-old male athletes, Cody James Yates

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An examination of parental perceptions of standards-based report cards, Erik Christian Youngman

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Octopus moms : the lived experiences of college students who are mothers, Jill Zambito

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Gender differences in attitudes toward online training in Qatar private institutions, Manal Ibrahim Alkarzon

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Investigating the determinants of mobile learning acceptance in higher education in Saudi Arabia, Hamed Al-Shahrani

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Co-creating leadership and knowledge creation : relationships among leadership dispositions, conditions for knowledge creation, and modes of knowledge conversion in principal mentoring, Ryan D. Anderson

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The lived experiences of Bulgarian immigrants in the Chicagoland area : their perceptions of work, Iva Ventzislavova Angelova

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21st century assessment : an examination of the relationship among computer-adaptive homework, self-regulation strategies and student scores on computer-adaptive assessment, Darla Bennett-Smailis

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A case study examining perceptions of female Saudi university students regarding the use of asynchronous online discussion boards, Hanadi M. Bokhari

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I'm licensed. what do I do now? : a qualitative study of the learning journeys of newly licensed real estate agents, Kristine A. Brown

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Examining K-8 teachers' perceptions of mandated curriculum change, Sarah Marie Cacciatore

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What are we going to do when the yellow bus stops coming? : a historical legal analysis of the transition provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Tanya Leah Carter

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Connecting philosophy and practice in the fabric of public education : an analysis of K-12 instructional technology discourse inspired by Foucault's technologies of the self, Alan Clemens

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Student perceptions of learning strategies in a secondary video production classroom, Jeffrey M. Doles

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A qualitative exploration of masculinity among community college males, Marianne Fontes

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Domestic violence counselors' supervision experiences : a qualitative inquiry, Ann Friesema

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Professional identity of student conduct administrators, Brian M. Glick

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Increased personalization through the use of technology in the secondary mathematics classroom, Karla J. Guseman

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Developing geospatial thinking and the science practices of investigation and evalutation with geographic information systems, Kelli Hamilton

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Impression management and social presence within asynchronous online discussions : a case study, Kimberly M. Harrison

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Core competencies and role development of nursing faculty in associate degree programs, Marsha Hawk

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Energy expenditure of collegiate golfers in a competitive setting, Kaela May Hierholzer

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Elephant on a stepladder : an exploration of pre-service English teacher assessment literacy, Amy M. Howerton

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An exploration of counselor educators' and supervisors' views of the development of multicultural competency in master's-level students during practicum, Chunnan Hu

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An analysis of the transfer of life skills through sport, Jennifer M. Jacobs

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Situating the humanistic paradigm in clinical dental hygiene : empathic understanding, thoughtfulness and tact, and pedagogical influence, Mary B. Jacobs

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To belief or not belief : shifting the pedagogical focus from beliefs to behaviors : an analysis of community college faculty pedagogical beliefs, perceptions, and instructional behaviors, Robin James

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Why do we need to learn this? : an investigation of the association between science teachers' use of utility value statements and students' immediate and global perceptions of science utility, Stephen Spaulding Kafkas

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Validity assessment of biometrics for the first-generation Apple Watch and Microsoft Band during steady-state exercise, William Constantine Kalamaras

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Collaboration and critical thinking in an online chemistry environment, Elizabeth Irene Kershisnik

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"All that weight is gonna crush your chest" : Examining the relationship between mentoring, academic success, and self-efficacy in Latino male community college students, Sadya Khan

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Examining the effect of inquiry-based learning vs. traditional lecture-based learning on critical thinking skills and students' achievement in college algebra, Elaina M. Khasawneh

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An examination of the athletic identity, identity foreclosure, and career maturity of Division I collegiate student-athletes in nonrevenue-producing sports, Stacia A. Klasen

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Teacher beliefs about factors that influence student dropout, implicit theories of intelligence and self efficacy, Robin Lenart

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The influence of building social presence and sense of community in online learning : a meta-analysis on student satisfaction and retention, Martha Lowe-Madkins

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Teacher perceptions of performance evaluation and teacher self efficacy in Illinois public elementary and middle schools, Amy Marks

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In our voices, through our eyes : an oral history of the Illinois school library media association, Mary Romano Marks

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Jumping in the snow : an exploration of early childhood educator career commitment, Tara Mathien

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Moving beyond personal responsibility : a critical discourse analysis of digital citizenship curricula, Kristen Mattison

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An activity theoretical perspective on inter-organizational collaboration in instructional technology development and implementation, Robin Angela Medley

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Learning and leading : transformational learning experiences among college student peer leaders, Alexander R. Miller

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Parent education and involvement program as a support for Hispanic immigrant preschool parents, Luilia E. Palermo

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Demographic characteristics as predictors for early program success, on-time completion, and NCLEX-RN success in a bachelor of science in nursing program, Nancy Petges

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A case study exploring Saudi special education teachers' perceptions toward the use of mobile technology for teaching purposes, Adel Ibrahim Qahmash

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Citizenship development of Chinese immigrant youth in the United States, He Qin

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The effects of different multimedia learning environments on the learning outcomes of second language learners : an assessment of Mayer's redundancy principle, Araya Ramsin

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Educational videogame design strategies used to improve motivation in engineering students, Thomas Abdul Rasheed

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Persisters and completers in a community college academic program, Mary Blumenberg Reaves

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Examining the effect of a flipped classroom on students' motivation and mathematics achievement in developmental college algebra, Abdelfattah Sabir

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Leadership development in human resources : an examination of transformational leadership behaviors, Karen Kocour Schliep

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Life histories of African American women senior student affairs officers, Tamekia M. Scott

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Millennial high school teachers' perceptions of the Danielson framework for teaching as an evaluation tool : a mixed-methods approach, Amy Sipovic

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The secret recipe : to leadership and career pathway success in dietetics, Paula Milas Sochacki

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Choosing sustainability : the relationship between personal standards and environment responsive behavior, Bridget Denise Stuckey

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Validity of whole and regional body composition testing devices, Alexa R. Suida

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The role of authentic leadership and interpersonal trust in the language development success of middle school English language learners, Tracy Renea Taylor

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Teacher perceptions of usefulness of mobile learning devices in rural secondary science classrooms, Lisa Tighe

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Understanding directed self-placement as it relates to student persistence and success, Tonya M. Troka

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African American males' perceptions of a midwestern community college, Marietta Turner

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The relationship between undergraduate student involvement and subsequent alumni engagement, Joseph Volin

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Dreamkeepers at the gate : culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy in the community college classroom, Stephanie A. Whalen

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The mirage of curriculum decentralization : a case study of local stakeholders' involvement in school-based curriculum development (SBCD) policy implementation in Indonesia, Muhamad Ali Akrom